Award Winning Treatment & Therapy

We specialize in relieving your neck pain, lower back pain, shoulder, hip, and leg pain. Whether your pain is chronic or the result of an injury, diagnosing the source correctly is essential. We employ some of the most advanced diagnostic techniques from NCV/EMG to correctly diagnose pinched nerves to diagnostic ultrasound to to look for muscle injuries. We want to make sure you don’t waste time on therapies that won’t work.

Your team of expert chiropractors, physical therapists and medical doctors will then develop a custom treatment plan for you. We are proud to offer NYC residents access to numerous progressive treatments such as cold laser therapy, flexion distraction, Graston, Active Release Technique, manipulation under anesthesia. Of course all the essentials – chiropractic adjustments, medical massage, ultrasound, decompression and physical therapy – are integrated into your recovery plan as well.

As a patient at Back and Body Medical, you have access to multiple pain doctors and cutting-edge therapies without leaving Midtown Manhattan. If you are ready to live a normal, pain-free life, call us at (212) 371-2000. Don’t let your pain limit you living life to the fullest any longer.

We work with several professional and college athletes in the area. The weekend warrior-type is also a frequent visitor to our office. When working with athletes our focus is on restoring function, speeding recovery and enhancing future performance – in that order.


What makes us different? Simply put – it is the diversity of treatment options working in harmony.

We have assembled a truly unique team of specialists at the NYC/Manhattan-area location of Back and Body Medical consisting of chiropractor David Perna DC, medical doctor Shan Sivendra MD, medical massage therapists, physical therapists, and licensed acupuncturists. Unlike other chiropractors or back pain doctors that advocate their own discipline and approach over others, we don’t play favorites. We are able to provide balanced, evidence-based advice about the therapies most likely to alleviate your pain.

Our doctors and pain relief specialists will sit with you on your first visit and discuss your options. We are able to prescribe pain medications and perform Xrays (if necessary). We are able to craft a conservative care plan around physical therapy and chiropractic treatment. If you need, but cannot tolerate adjustments, we offer much gentler approaches. For muscular issues we can include massage, ultrasound or electrical stimulation in your plan. We are able to advise on surgical approaches. Together we’ll come up with a plan that best suits your pain relief needs and personal preferences.


Convenience isn’t all about location. Getting all your neck and back pain treatment needs addressed under one roof is the real convenience. Rather than trekking from specialist to specialist having to repeat your entire medical history every time and worrying about coordination of care, we’ve consolidated every effective approach to back pain and neck pain in one place. This saves our patients valuable time.

Your priority is recovery and a pain-free life. We want to help you achieve that goal as fast as possible. Sometimes it is well worth traveling a little farther to get superior care and faster results. We frequently have patients come from out of state to receive care.

The New York City subway makes it convenient for everyone. Our Midtown office is located on E 58th Street between Park Avenue and Lexington near the 59th-Lexington subway station.


Call us today at (212) 371-2000 to learn more about how we can help you.

Back and Body Medical is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan and offers comprehensive chiropractic, physical therapy, and medical solutions for pain in the back, neck, shoulders, hips and legs. Unlike most other NYC chiropractors, we have a chiropractor, physical therapist, an acupuncturist, and medical doctor in a single practice. The expert team works together to provide you with the best integrated and personalized care available to ensure the fastest and most efficient recovery possible.


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